Durbar move savings should be utilized for development of tourism spots: DSS

Core committee members of DSS posing together after a meeting at Dogra Hall, Jammu.
Core committee members of DSS posing together after a meeting at Dogra Hall, Jammu.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Dec 25: The core committee of Dogra Sadar Sabha which met today in the Sabha Bhawan at Dogra Hall impressed upon the Government of J&K to utilize Durbar move savings for the development of tourism spots in Jammu.
Speaking on the occasion, DSS president Thakur Gulchain Singh Charak cancellation of Durbar move has brought relief to thousands of Secretariat employees, their families and children who were missing job opportunities and continuity of education. He said that the first year’s savings of Durbar move can be best utilized to restore and develop Mubarak Mandi complex as a tourism hub on priority as that shall bring more visitors and tourists round the year which will boost the commercial activity in the whole region.
He informed that there are more than 28,000 books of research in the library and more than eight lakhs files in Archives repository established in the Mubarak Mandi complex that earlier attracted research scholars from across the world to study ancient & medieval historical details. These, he said, are lying closed adversely affecting the educational tourism. He said, similarly other unexplored places of tourism of architectural, religious, scenic tourism need to be developed like the three existing lakes in Jammu division and the proposed Tawi artificial lake where water sports can attract crowds.
“The Durbar move savings can also be utilized to pay war widows and the gallantry awardees of J&K who are paid at paltry rates of 10%/less of 25%, respectively. This is a class of silently suffering non agitating section of society that has given their best years, limbs or lives in defense of the motherland. The savings can also help in boosting medical and education infrastructures in coming years,” Charak asserted.
Prominent among those who participated in the meeting were Col Karan Singh Jamwal, Brig M S Jamwal, Col Virindra K Sahi, Samar Dev Singh Charak, Amanat Ali Shah, Gambhir Dev Singh Charak, Rajesh Gupta and others.